Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by scottcw, Sep 5, 2005.
Yes, no, sometimes?
When I was playing with the band, it was on all the time. But it was a Menatone JAC, so you couldn't really hear it when it was on, it just sounded better than when it was off. The JAC adds sparkle and clarity, but not noticeable wackiness to the tone.
Now that I'm just jamming and playing pickup gigs and so forth, I'm too lazy to bring a full board. But if I had a "rig" that I was using all the time, the JAC would be on all the time.
I've used a Teese RK1 as a lead boost on the last 2 gigs, my maxon od808 died and this was laying around, sounds pretty good
No, but I do want to try one for slide, and see how that sounds...
i use the Pedaldoctor Tangerine Squeeze. It's a awesome comp and is the only comp I've ever liked. This definitely has the Mark Knopler thing going on with it.
It used to be sporadically. But since I've started using a JangleBox, it's almost all the time now. It's all a matter of finding the RIGHT compressor.
im looking to get one!
I have a Barber Tone Press that I used to use all the time for sustain when I had stock pickups in my 2004 USA Strat but when I upgraded them to Kinman woodstocks, I hardly ever use it anymore. The Woodstock pu's really helped my sustain.
Yes, I use a Demeter Compulator. It's on all the time. It adds fullness and chime at the same time. My guitars all just sound better when it's on.
Sometimes as needed. A Keeley comp with internal trim.
For some tones, for sure (Belew, West-Oram...). I like RonSound's Squeeze-O-Matic: http://ronsound.com/
After 30 years of playing guitar I bought my first compressor, an Analogman Juicer. I don't keep it on all the time, but it does make a difference when I stomp it. I don't use it for sustain, got plenty of that, but it adds a little chime and clarity when picking mellow parts, adds sparkle to modulation effects, and provides improved articulation when playing with an overdriven tone. The point is, for 30 years I never felt the need to have one, but now that I do, I appreciate its utility. It is a subtle effect, but a very useful one.
the Gitpicker (still old, bald, and fat)
Yes. Mainly use it to add some sustain and fullness to my clean tone. For this purpose, my fav is the Maxon CP101, keep coming back to this as my favorite comp. But I also like it for a cool indy kinda sqashed/reverb tone. For this I prefer my Ross clone that I built.
Don't use one. I've never had good luck with them live. I'm still looking, however, and would like to try a McSqeeze someday.
Yes a Keeley Compressor with internal trim pot, and have it on all the time, since I got it.
I totally agree with this. I think some have a bad taste in their mouths from a bad compressor experience. Personally I use a vintage MXR DynaComp (1977) about 20% of the time I play.